Questions?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Grey, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Grey

    Grey New Member

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    Can someone please explain the difference between frames? I used to know but I got caught up in all the autoloader stuff and I haven't read or even taken a second glance at a revolver in 3 years. Now Im thinking about getting two. A snub and a 5inch, both in .357Mag. I was also wondering what everyone would recommend?
    Im looking at the Ruger SP series specifically but I'd also like to hear opinions on Rossi because Rossi is about 100-200 dollars cheaper...
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Not sure what you mean by frames at all. S&W uses letter designations for their frame sizes as follows:

    J - small frame, mostly snubbies
    K/L - mid sized frame, like the 19 or 686
    N - large frame, like the 629

    The Ruger GP series guns are most similar to the S&W K/L frames, medium sized and very strong. Not sure about the frame size on the SP series.

    As far as Rossi goes, all I can say is that you really get what you pay for generally. Rossi is basically a bargain Taurus and I'll leave it at that. As far as current DA revolvers go, S&W and Ruger are the only ones I'd consider...
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    +1 What NGIB said.
     
  4. Grey

    Grey New Member

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    Well then the SP series is probably a J frame and Rugers GP series is a L frame.
    I guess I'l go with the Ruger. Just need to rent one n try it out.
     
  5. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Always the best plan...
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    The SP101 is considerably heavier than a J frame, so recoil is lighter. The weight is a penalty if you're going to carry it.